The President's Trophy
The President's Trophy is soon to be presented for the 2016/17 season.
With all State events already now completed all eyes now turn to the Nationals. Several sailors have crossed borders so far this season to score bonus points in interstate regattas.
Having competed in ACT, NSW and QLD, incumbent winner Allister Peek is in the box seat to take home the prize again. However, should he not place in the Nationals there is an opportunity for several sailors in the single & double divisions to skip past him to claim the shiny prize.
The current leaderboard is at the bottom of the page.
In the 2016 season, it came down to the sailors results at Nationals to decide the winner.
Having sailed in NSW, ACT and VIC events, Allister Peek (ACT) was leading the charge for the trophy, with several sailors also in the running heading to Qld. Peek was beaten into second place on a countback in the Hansa 2.3 division at the Nationals, whilst NSW sailor Jason Elwes had to settle for second place in the Liberty division - leaving him 1 point behind Peek in the race for the President's Trophy.
Background to the President's Trophy
In 2013/14 the Australian Hansa Class Association introduced The President’s Trophy, a perpetual trophy that will be awarded to the most consistent sailor(s) across all State/Territory Hansa Class events and the Nationals each season.
The aim of the award is to encourage sailors to attend Hansa events in States/Territories other than their own, and to reward consistency across these events.
The first 3 placegetters in each class in each State/Territory event will be awarded points –
1st place – 3 points
2nd place – 2 points
3rd place – 1 point
If you are competing in an event that is held in a state other than your home state and you place in the top three, you earn a BONUS point. The Hansa Class Nationals count for DOUBLE points for ALL place getters, regardless of the State you live in, or where the Nationals are held. *
A leader board will be maintained across the State/Territory events, with the winner decided and trophy awarded at the Nationals.
As results emerge across the sailing season, we will publish the results on this website.
* (See Terms and Conditions)
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Open to Australian residents who are paid up members of the Australian Hansa Class Association prior to the first State event. The more events you attend, and the more consistently you sail, the more points you can score – plus the more opportunities you have to win the Golden Egg prize. (see Golden Egg prize information for more details)
Points will be awarded to the overall top 3 boats in each combined division (includes servo.)
1st – 3 points
2nd – 2 points
3rd – 1 point
If you are placegetter in an event not in your home state, you earn an ‘interstate’ bonus point. States/Territories that don’t currently have a bone-fide State / Territory Hansa Class Championship, the members from that State will be awarded regular points for their first championship in another State and then the bonus point for placing in subsequent championships outside their State. (These States/Territories will be included in the award once details of their regattas are announced, so their sailors can score ‘interstate’ points in all interstate regattas).
Nationals count for DOUBLE points for ALL placegetters – and so no one earns ‘interstate’ points, which means that residents of the State that holds the Nationals are not disadvantaged. However, when the Nationals are combined with a State/Territory Championship, no points will be awarded for the State Championships, as interstate competitors are not eligible to win the State Championships when they are combined with the Nationals.
In the 2.3 doubles, 303 doubles and SKUD 18, where you may have people from different states sailing together, the Skipper’s State will be considered the crew/boat’s home state for ‘interstate’ point allocation purposes.
If a person competes in a 2 person class and then in a single person class, they score points independently in each class and cannot add them together. If the overall winners are in a 2 person class, they share the trophy. If more than one person/team finishes on the same number of points, they share the trophy.
For example – in a mock NSW Championship
1st place – NSW Competitor – earns 3 points
2nd place – ACT Competitor (in their first interstate event for the season) – earns 2 points only – NO bonus point.
3rd place –SA Competitor (in their second interstate event for the season) – earns 1 point, plus bonus point for being interstater at second event outside their home state – total 2 points.
The winner would hold the President’s Trophy for 12 months, with it then to be returned prior to the next Nationals.
Winners of each State class event will still be awarded the traditional prizes by the State/Territory body for each Hansa Championship.